Psychological coaching supports individuals; teams or groups in reaching their potential by helping them to learn rather than teaching them in order to empower them make conscious decisions about themselves. It focuses on the positive aspects of the human condition, much like positive counseling; it does not focus on the negative, irrational, and pathological aspects of life. Coaching is specific and goal-oriented. Like sports coaching, psychological coaching concentrates on individual or group strengths and abilities that can be used in new and different ways to enhance performance, feel better about the one self, ensure smooth life transitions, deal with challenges, achieve goals, become more successful, and improve the overall quality of one’s personal and professional life.

የስነ-ልቦና ስልጠና

እንደ ግራንት፣ 1999 መሰረት የስነ-ልቦና ስልጠና ማለት መፍትሔ እና ውጤትን መሰረት ያደረገ በስርዓት የሚመራ አሰልጣኙ (የስነ-ልቦና ባለሙያው) የሰልጣኙን የስራ ውጤት፣ ልምድ፣ ትምህርት እና እድገት መሠረት ያደረገ ነው፡፡

የስነ-ልቦና ስልጠና ግልሰቦችን እና ቡድኖችን አቅማቸውን አሟጠው እንዲጠቀሙ በማድረግ በሕይወታቸው ውስጥ ምክንያትን መሰረት ያደረገ ውሳኔ እንዲወስኑ ማስቻል ነው፡፡ ይህም የምክክር ዓይነት አሉታዊ የህይወት ገጽታዎችን ወደ ጎን በመተው ልክ እንደ ስፖርት ስልጠና  አዎንታዊው ነገሮች ላይ ትኩረት በመስጠት የሚደረግ ነው፡፡